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Old 02-28-2018, 08:28 AM   #1
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I have an exterior coming up which has tons of those climbing Ivy sucker attachments on soffits and windows. Looking for ideas for removing them.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:45 AM   #2
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Ive done so many over the years and always yanked them by hand and then scraped off the suckers with a draw scraper or stiff taping knife. Removing the suckers is harder than removing the vines themselves. I guess what I’m saying is I’ve never come across an easier way unfortunately. Hope ya find an easier way.
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Are the windows and soffits metal cased or plastic? Depending on the surface, I like using goo gone or something similar with a floor scraper. The goo gone provides protection from the blade and also helps loosen the ivy bits.
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I hate those suckers (pun intended). I can't understand why a 3000 psi pressure washer won't take them off, but a light buff with a sanding sponge does. Makes no sense
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It's PASTE, not glue
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Chrisn, in this case, it is glue, not paste. Biological glue, to be more accurate.

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Thanks for the replies! Everything is wood. Windows in pretty bad shape, soffits not so much. Ivy has been gone for a long time. Pressure washer and windows, I try not to do that, worry about blasting water through the cracks and leaking water inside. I know they make different grit spinning attachments for drills, maybe Ill look into that.
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Thanks for the replies! Everything is wood. Windows in pretty bad shape, soffits not so much. Ivy has been gone for a long time. Pressure washer and windows, I try not to do that, worry about blasting water through the cracks and leaking water inside. I know they make different grit spinning attachments for drills, maybe Ill look into that.
The turbo tip didn't work for me. Tried it.
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I ask if they want them painted over or taken off and just charge more. I've only been able to remove them by hand.
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They will grow back.
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The last job we did it was a brick house and we use a wire brush to remove them.
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The last job we did it was a brick house and we use a wire brush to remove them.
Unless you kill the spores and the source it grows from (the plant) they will come BACK!
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